Silent Hill's Pyramid Head is coming to Dead by Daylight

The asymmetric horror game Dead by Daylight has kept things fresh since its 2016 release through crossovers with numerous other horror series, primarily movies, including Scream, Nightmare on Elm Street, Saw, and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The newest crossover, available now in the public test build on Steam, adds Konami's classic Silent Hill to the mix, including a new Midwich Elementary School map, a new survivor, and—of course—Pyramid Head.

"Midwich Elementary School is the scene of unspeakable horrors. Any sense of the innocence that once marked these halls is gone. In its place: stained walls, rusted chains, hanging cadavers and a sense that things have gone horribly wrong."

That doesn't sound great, eh? Pyramid Head digs it, though. The sadistic murder machine, "fixated on dispensing punishment through pain" (and you thought detention was bad), roams the halls with his great blade dragging behind him. His quarry: A new survivor named Cheryl Mason, who's escaped from a religious cult that's been pursuing her since birth—only to find herself squaring off with the Entity, the malevolent being behind Dead by Daylight's nightmare realm that pits survivors against killers. Talk about a bad break.

"Silent Hill is such an iconic video game license and to add it to our legendary roster of horror is truly an honor," Behaviour Interactive game director Mathieu Côté said. "We hope players will have as much fun discovering this Chapter as we had in making it."

Dead by Daylight's Silent Hill chapter is set to go live on June 16.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.